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Jesse gets splashed for SPLASH! Appeal

5th September 2014

Local MP and Patron of The Music Pool, Jesse Norman, takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of Splash! Appeal

With the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' doing the rounds on social media across the world, it was only a matter of time before Local MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, Jesse Norman, was noimated by Belmont resident Andrew Cooper.

The Ice Bucket challenge has been bringing awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Motor Neurone disease, encourging those noimanted to tip a bucket of ice and cold water over themsleves and donate money to charities that fund research, support and cure for the disease.

The campaign on social media became very big news with millions of people taking part.  It was reported by BBC News that there have been over 2.4 million ice bucket-related videos posted on Facebook and 28 million people have uploaded, commented on or liked ice bucket-related posts.  As it crossed continents and as more and more people started to take part, the ice bucket challenge nomination presented an opportunity to bring awareness to other charities and many people have chosen to donate money to charities close to their heart and/or community.

The Music Pool were surprised and delighted to find that one of their patrons, Jesse Norman had chosen to take on the Ice Bucket challenge in order to raise funds for our SPLASH! Appeal.

The deed took place at the Weston Cross Inn, just after Mr Norman had completed a charity walk in aid of Royal National College (for the Blind) and West Midlands Air Ambulance.

After he'd dried off a little, Mr Norman, who has been a great supporter of our work, said: "I am a patron of The Music Pool and have donated the money to their aptly name 'Splash' appeal, which is seeking to raise 50,000 to continue their great work; using music as a tool to connect with some of the most vulnerable children and adults in the county."

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